In 2030, Upton will be:
- A pleasant, predominantly residential, area that provides a secure and sustainable environment for its inhabitants;
- Part of the wider urban area of Chester but with a distinctive character as a former village settlement, protected by Green Belt, with local access to open spaces and countryside;
- A coherent yet diverse community which takes pride in and protects its appearance and its physical and cultural heritage;
- A place where people of all ages and incomes can find high quality, well designed, sustainable housing and the community services and facilities they need, particularly health services and a range of good schools for all ages and abilities;
- A healthy community with protected open spaces providing good facilities for physical exercise and enjoyment;
- A community where local shopping hubs at Bache, Long Lane and Weston Grove will provide a range of retail provision to serve local needs;
- Linked by sustainable transport to employment and leisure provision with roads that are safe for pedestrians, cyclists and people with disabilities;
- Home to one of the world's premier zoos, which will increasingly develop as a positive influence on the local community and environment;
- The centre of hospital services for the wider Chester area with access arrangements for patients, staff and visitors that reduce negative impacts on residents;
- Continuing its long association with the army, the Dale Barracks increasingly being integrated into the local community. If Upton's long association with the army has ended, the Dale Barracks site will have developed for mixed residential and employment use on "carbon neutral" principles.
- A community which is adapted to be resilient to the impact of climate change, working towards a "carbon neutral" impact on the earth's resources through sustainable community energy projects and conservation measures.